While we’ve finally been warming up to the idea that ‘Warcraft‘ might be a video game adaptation actually done right, it seems like Universal is looking at the film as a “Problem Movie”. The reasoning behind it isn’t too clear but it would seem that Legendary and Universal Pictures might not be on the best of terms at the moment as Legendary just moved ‘Kong: Skull Island‘ over to Warner Brothers. Could this doubt be coming from the two studios going through a messy break up or is there another reason for concern?
Considering there other problem movie on Universal’s plate is ‘The Great Wall’ which stars Matt Damon and is also coming from Legendary I almost suspect that the worry actually is studio related. With the success of both ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and financial if not critic success of ‘The Hobbit’ there is clearly a market for action filled fantasy.
Of course, while that may sound worrisome to many, director Duncan Jones isn’t breaking a sweat about it and actually raises a great point:
@CLAWX I wouldn’t worry about that. Universal moved us to the same date as Jurassic World, so we must have done something right!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 16, 2015
Considering ‘Jurassic World‘ did pull in $1.6 billion it is clearly a weekend they are going to want to throw a blockbuster at and the epic scale of ‘Warcraft’ does fit that mold. Now, they only have the marketing team do it justice to get people into the seats in what will hopefully be an enjoyable movie.
Are you looking forward to ‘Warcraft’? Do you think it will be one of the few video game adaptations that are worth watching? Is the trouble mentioned above just the studios not getting along or is there a problem with the film? Share your thoughts below!
‘Warcraft’ is set to be released on June 10, 2016.